The United Methodist Church seeks to follow Jesus Christ by making disciples for the transformation of the world. These are exciting times as a member of the United Methodist family. We are witnessing the emergence, at the global level, of reflections that bring the Church back to our Wesleyan heritage and which guide our work towards the communication of an increasingly great hope. This work is divided into four areas of focus:
- The formation of leaders imbued with Christian values for the Church and for the world
- Creating new spaces for new communities, and revitalizing existing communities
- Engagement in the Ministry of Poverty Eradication
- Eradicating poverty-related diseases by improving global health.
These four areas of action express the vision and aspirations of the people of the United Methodist Church. Focusing their attention on these four points allows churches to effectively use their resources to realize God's vision for humanity.
How, then, do the four areas of focus intervene in the day-to-day functioning of the United Methodist Church? The possibilities are many. Below are some examples.